In the event you sleep in your aspect, you seemingly know this state of affairs all too properly: You have been sleeping for hours together with your arm wedged beneath your head. Possibly you get up with a numb arm each infrequently, or a brilliant stiff neck.

In line with Bhopal, that is no coincidence; “Sleeping in your arm may cause shoulder and neck pain by compressing the nerves within the shoulders and misalignment of the pinnacle and the backbone,” she says. This may result in that numb or tingling sensation within the arms and arms, and over time, she provides, it will possibly additionally result in tendinitis within the rotator cuff. (Ow.)

Particularly, Bhopal notes these with a historical past of shoulder accidents or nerve impingement ought to positively keep away from sleeping with their arm underneath their head, particularly on the aspect of the damage.